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Pegras donated the "Original Heidelberg" sign to the Penrith Museum of Print in Australia

Visiting the Penrith Museum of Print we found a Heidelberg Platen without a proper safety shield. By quick call to our colleagues in Germany we could provide this within weeks.


The story of the Penrith Museum of Printing begins with Alan Connell, the founder of the museum who had a desire back in 1987 to put together a "working museum" of printing machinery and equipment.

As the story goes, many years had to pass before Alan's dream was able to be fully realised. The Penrith Museum of Printing was officially opened on the 2 June 2001, by Ms Jackie Kelly, M.P. for Lindsay, the then Minister for Sport and Tourism.

A large proportion of the machinery and equipment on display originally started its working life in the Nepean Times Newspaper in Penrith, NSW Australia. For further information on the history of the Nepean Times see article below.

The Nepean Times proprietors Roger and Pat Colless gave several items of the printing equipment to Alan Connell for his purposes and so commenced the museum. 

From its earliest beginnings, the museum has continued to develop and expand its collection by relying on donations, gifts and community goodwill for its survival. 

Alan Connell 

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